What makes a pre-owned 2013 Ford Escape such a fantastic choice for any driver? Let’s try to sum it up in three different categories: engine, performance, and technology.
Engine: Multiple Options for Supreme Flexibility
Flexibility is essential and the 2013 Escape is almost as flexible as they come. Three 4-cylinder engine options include a 2.5L 168hp, a 1.6L turbo 178hp, and a 2.0L turbo 240hp. All three engines set high standards for fuel economy, with an average of 20/30 miles per gallon city/highway. This gives buyers a lot to consider. If you need a vehicle that’s going to take you on adventures over dirt or gravel roads, we recommend checking out a 4x4 2.0L turbo. If you’re more interested in saving money at the gas pumps, the 1.6L turbo is the most fuel-efficient choice. Either way, you’ll get a vehicle that lives up to your driving needs.
Performance: Solid, Reliable, and Fun
The Escape’s standard power-steering results in a responsive and simple driving experience. A tighter suspension makes for a solid foundation and lets you slightly feel the road without being overly jerky or bumpy. The Escape has a slightly higher frame than what you would normally find on a crossover vehicle, so you can count on it to get through tough driving conditions, especially when you look at a 4x4 model with enough horsepower and torque to tackle snow and ice.
Technology: Cutting-Edge, Even by Today’s Standards
Even though this model is now four years old, the technology still impresses by today’s standards. Blind-spot warning, premium audio system, heated seats, navigation, Sync with MyFord Touch, three-prong electrical outlet, and a rear liftgate are a solid foundation of technological options, but the active-parking assistance is what really stands out. This optional auto-park feature automatically detects spots that the car will fit into as you’re driving down a street. After it has detected a spot, you simply take your hands off the wheel and all that’s left it controlling the pedals while the vehicle parks itself.
These are just a few of the ways that the 2013 Ford Escape impresses drivers from any level of experience. Visit us at Sound Ford Renton in Seattle, Washington and we'll give you more reasons to drive away in your own Escape.